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Freeware
Tools

  • BABYLON
    • Description: This is a modular, configurable, hybrid environment for developing expert systems. It provides the following knowledge representation formalisms: frames, rules, logic (Prolog) and constraints. It requires Common Lisp.
    • Platforms: Mac, and UNIX.
    • Source: The latest version is available from ftp.gmd.de.
    • Reference: Additional information is available from ftp.gmd.de
    • Contact: juergen.walther@gmd.de
  • ES
    • Description:The ES Expert system development tool supports backward/forward chaining, and fuzzy set relations.
    • Platforms: PC.
    • Source: The latest version is available from ftp.uu.net.
    • Reference: For additional information see the October/November 1990 issue of BYTE.
  • GEST (Generic Expert System Tool)
    • Description: This shell can be used in a variety of problem domains and supports backward and forward chaining. Its knowledge representation schemes include frames, rules and procedures. Support is also present for fuzzy logic and certainty factor maintenance. It includes a blackboard architecture. The user interface utilizes the Symbolics windowing system and is menu and mouse driven.
    • Platforms: Symbolics Lisp Machines, Genera 7.2.
    • Source: N/A.
    • Contact: john.gilmore@gtri.gatech.edu.
  • CLIPS (C Language Integrated Production System)
    • Description: A forward-chaining rule-based tool written in C by NASA. It can be easily embedded in other applications and includes an object-oriented language called COOL.
    • Platforms: DOS, Windows, VMS, Mac, and UNIX.
    • Source: The latest version is available from the CMU AI Repository or Nortwestern University.
    • Reference: Additional information is available at www.tnt.uni-hannover.de
    • Contact: For problems with usage or installation of CLIPS contact NASA's Client/Server Systems Branch Help Desk.
  • DYNACLIPS (DYNAamic CLIPS Utilities)
    • Description: A number of tools are available to be linked with CLIPS. DYNACLIPS is a set of blackboard, dynamic knowledge exchange, and agent tools implemented as a set of libraries that can be linked with CLIPS.
    • Platforms: Same as CLIPS.
    • Source: The latest version is available from the CMU AI Repository.
    • Reference: Additional information is available from the CMU AI Repository.
    • Contact: cengelog@escmail.orl.mmc.com.
  • FuzzyCLIPS
  • RT-Expert for DOS, Personal Edition
    • Description: A rule-based system with allows for integration of the expert system with C or C++ code.
    • Platforms: DOS.
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: N/A.
    • Contact: Integrated Systems Inc., 3260 Jay Street, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Phone: (408) 980-1500, Fax: (408) 980-0400, E-mail: rtis@world.std.com.

Commercial
Tools

  • Aion Development System (ADS)
    • Description: It supports forward and backward chaining, an object oriented knowledge representation, graphics, and calls to/from other languages (C, Pascal, ...).
    • Platforms: DOS, OS/2, SunOS, Microsoft Windows, and VMS.
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: N/A.
    • Contact: Aion Corporation, 101 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Phone: (800) 845-2466, (415)328-9595, Fax: (415) 321-7728.
  • Analyser
    • Description: Machine-learning software, an add on to XpertRule, that uses genetic algorithms to optimize solutions.
    • Platforms:
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: Additional information is available from www.attar.com
    • Contact: Attar Software, P.O.Box 68, Harvard, MA 01415-0068, Phone: (508) 456-3946, Fax: (508) 456-3946.
  • ART*Enterprise
    • Description: An integrated C++ based development tool for building expert systems. Its graphical development environment supports rule based and case based reasoning (CBR), OOP, DBMS integration and GUI creation.
    • Platforms: Windows (3.1, 95, NT), OS/2, UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris)
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: Additional information is available from www.brightware.com.
    • Contact: Brightware, Inc., 350 Ignacio Blvd., Novato, CA 94949, Phone (800) 532-2890, (415) 884-4744, Fax: (415) 884-4740, Email: info@brightware.com.
  • Doctus KBS
    • Description: Knowledge-Based Expert System Shell 'Doctus' uses deduction also called Rule-Based Reasoning and induction, which is the symbolic version of Case-Based Reasoning, enhanced with reduction. The Knowledge Import component of the system is designed to retrieve both soft and hard information from external sources, which makes it appropriate for data mining. Doctus is also equipped to export knowledge in various forms of intelligent agents via its Knowledge Export module.
    • Platforms: MS Windows
    • Source: Demo version of the software can be downloaded from www.doctus.info. There is also direct access to demo of the Intelligent Executive Portal and to the demo of the Knowledge Factory..
    • Reference: Additional information is available from www.doctus.info.
    • Contact: viktor@doctus.info.
  • EXSYS Professional
    • Description: An easy to learn rule-based expert system shell and an excellent educational tool which comes with many examples and a good tutorial on developing expert systems. It features backward and forward chaining, blackboarding, fuzzy logic, and frames. SQL interface and linking to database and spreadsheet programs such as Lotus 1-2-3 is supported.
    • Platforms: DOS, Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, and VAX.
    • Source: A demo is now available at http://www.multilogic.com/
    • Reference: Additional information is available at http://www.multilogic.com/
    • Contact: MultiLogic Inc., 2000 Minnesota World Trade Center, 30 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101-4901, Phone:(612)228-7090, Fax:(612)228-7072. Email: productinfo@multilogic.com
  • EXSYS RuleBook
    • Description: Development tool that allows the building of expert systems using tree diagrams.
    • Platforms: Windows, Macintosh.
    • Source: A demo is now available at http://www.multilogic.com/
    • Reference: Additional information is available at http://www.multilogic.com/
    • Contact: MultiLogic Inc., 2000 Minnesota World Trade Center, 30 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101-4901, Phone:(612)228-7090, Fax:(612)228-7072. Email: productinfo@multilogic.com
  • EXSYS Linkable Object Modules
    • Description: Allows customization of EXSYS programs, addition of up to 100 user-defined C functions, embed neural networks, and add DDE links to other programs.
    • Platforms: DOS, Windows, Macintosh.
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: Additional information is available at http://www.multilogic.com/
    • Contact: MultiLogic Inc., 2000 Minnesota World Trade Center, 30 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101-4901, Phone:(612)228-7090, Fax:(612)228-7072. Email: productinfo@multilogic.com
  • KEE (Knowledge Engineering Environment)
    • Description: KEE supports a variety of knowledge representation schemes including object-oriented frame language. The inference engine supports both forward and backward chaining. It allows for linking to several data bases. Its interactive graphics interface is one of the most sophisticated available among expert system tools.
    • Platforms: PC, VAX, Sun.
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: N/A.
    • Contact: IntelliCorp, Inc., 1975 El Camino Real West, Suite 101, Mountain View, CA 94040-2216, Phone: (415)965-5700/5500, Fax: (415) 965-5647.
  • M.4
    • Description: An expert system development tool that includes support for rule-based procedural control and object-oriented representation. Provides interface to Visual Basic and Visual C++ and supports forward and backward chaining and DDE and DLL support.
    • Platforms: DOS, Windows, Sun, and Mac.
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: Additional Information is available at: http://www.teknowledge.com:80/M4/
    • Contact: Teknowledge Corporation, 1810 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Phone: (800)285-0500, (415) 424-0500, Fax: (415)493-2645, Email: aterry@teknowledge.com.
  • Nexpert Object
    • Description: An expert system development tool with a graphical user interface. It features a rule-based and object-based inference engine. It allows for the interfacing with databases, programming languages and other applications.
    • Platforms: DOS, Mac, UNIX, and VMS.
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: N/A.
    • Contact: Neuron Data, 156 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Phone: (800)876-4900, (415)321-4488, Fax: (415)321-3728.
  • OPS83
    • Description: OPS 83 is a rule based system that is a successor of OPS5. It is written in C and allows for the integration of applications written in C. OPS 83 supports generalized Forward Chaining, a control structure which allows rules to be more expressive.
    • Platforms: DOS, OS/2, VMS, and UNIX.
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: N/A.
    • Contact: Production Systems Technologies, Inc., 5001 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Phone: (412) 683-4000, Fax: (412) 683-6347.
  • RT-Expert
    • Description: A rule-based system with allows for integration of the expert system with C or C++ code.
    • Platforms: UNIX, DOS, Windows, and VMS.
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: N/A.
    • Contact: Integrated Systems Inc., 3260 Jay Street, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Phone: (408) 980-1500, Fax: (408) 980-0400, E-mail: rtis@world.std.com.
  • XpertRule
    • Description: A windows-based expert system development tool which utilized genetic algorithms for optimization. It generates code in C, Pascal and COBOL.
    • Platforms: MS Windows/PC.
    • Source: N/A.
    • Reference: Additional information is available from www.attar.com
    • Contact: USA: Attar Software USA, PO Box 68,
    • Contact: Cincom Systems, Inc., 2300 Montana Ave. , Cincinnati, Ohio 45211, Phone: (800) 543-3010, Fax: (513) 481-8332.

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